Upcoming Special Workshops

Masterclass with Dr Joan Farrell: Applying Deliberate Practice to Group ST

The method of Deliberate Practice has been recognized as a breakthrough approach in building the mastery of clinical skills(Behary, Farrell, Rousmaniere & Vaz, 2023). There is general agreement that the group modality of Schema Therapy (ST) – GST presents therapists with additional challenges and complexity as the needs, schemas, and modes of a number of patients must be simultaneously considered and safety and connection for all must be established and contained. This workshop will apply the deliberate practice model to three of the most challenging interventions of group schema therapy (GST): maintaining a safe space, setting limits on disruptive overcompensating modes, managing conflict, and providing attendees with opportunities to practice these skills using the format of the deliberate practice model.

Trainer : Joan Farrell, PhD

Location : 356 Holloway Road London N7 6PA

Dates : Fri, 24 May 2024 10:00 – 17:00 BST

            

Strengthening the Schema Therapist’s Healthy Adult Mode with SR/SP & DPM

The workshop will support therapists in building schema therapy intervention mastery as well as their authentic personal style.Deliberate practice exercises will be employed to support the accessing of the therapist’s “Good Parent voice” of the Healthy Adult Mode when working with clients’ child modes and a firm, confident and secure Healthy Adult Mode when limits for aggressive behaviour are required. We shall focus on interventions and practice that facilitate mastery of being a “real person” in the treatment room: present, attuned, and genuine, aware of our own schema and mode triggering, and expressing the internal advocate, “good parent” part of the Healthy Adult mode.

We will demonstrate and support expanded needs assessment to assist therapists in fortifying their HAM and building an effective self-care plan. The workshop’s experiential exercises and mindful self-reflection will culminate in a plan for further HAM development. The workshop will employ brief didactic PowerPoint and demonstrations as well as effective use of experiential exercises with reflection and role-play practice with coaching.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize schema and mode triggering (in the therapist) that interferes with limited re-parenting and access to the therapist’s own Healthy Adult mode.

2. Enhance your genuine in-session presence in the role of a Good Parent using voice, tone, facial expression, and body posture.

3. Utilize the Schema Therapy Deliberate Practice model to achieve greater mastery of interventions and therapists’ inner skills.

4. Develop a presentation that matches the therapists’ intention and has the desired impact on client experience.

5. Increased comfort in dealing with aggressive and mode-triggering behaviour in clients

Trainer : Joan Farrell, PhD

Location : 356 Holloway Road London N7 6PA

Dates : Sat, 25 May 2024 10:00 – 17:00 BST

 

Schema Certification Workshops

 

The Schema Institute’s Certification Programme is approved by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). 

To apply to attend any of the following courses, please click through to the course info pages. 

Please read the criteria for ISST certification before applying. You can do so over here.

 

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Auxiliary Professionals Schema Therapy Training  (In Person)

Increased access to Schema Therapy Training. First centre in the UK to offer this course. 

Module 1 : The Conceptual Model of Schema Therapy, Treatment Formulation & The Therapy Relationship

Content will follow the Standard Schema Therapy Certification (Module 1)

Duration : 2 days

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th, May 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £380

 

Module 2: Case Conceptualization, Cognitive & Experiential Techniques

Content with follow the Standard Schema Therapy Certification (Module 2)

Duration : 2 days

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Friday 14th & Saturday 15th, June 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £380

 

Module 3: Therapist Pitfalls & Self-Therapy

Content will follow the Standard Schema Therapy Certification (Module 4)

Duration : 1 day

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Saturday 6th, July 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £190

The cost is £190/day or £855 for Module 1, 2, and 3 (if paid in advance as a lump sum)

 

Please note that the application deadline is 31st March 2024 and that we cannot guarantee you a place to train. Space is limited. Please note that you will be more likely to be able to obtain a place on your desired training course if you take time to complete the application form in full, answering every section in as much detail as possible so that eligibility may be assessed. 

Module 1: The Conceptual Model of Schema Therapy, Treatment Formulation & The Therapy Relationship

Duration : 2 days

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th, May 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £380

Module 2: Case Conceptualisation, Cognitive & Experiential Techniques

Content will follow the Standard Schema Therapy Certification (Module 4)

Duration : 2 days

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Friday 14th & Saturday 15th, June 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £380

Module 3: Specific Treatment Populations I (BPD & Mode Work), Specific Treatment Populations II (NPD, Cluster C)

Content will follow the Standard Schema Therapy Certification (Module 2)

Duration : 2 days

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th, June 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: £380

 

Module 4: Therapist Pitfalls & Self-Therapy

Duration : 1 day

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Spring Dates: Saturday 6th, July 2024, 9:30 am – 5:00pm

Cost: £190

Cost is £190/day or £1,200.00 for Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 together (if paid in advance as a lump sum)

Not including supervision or ratings of recorded sessions. 

 

Please note that the application deadline is 31st March 2024 and that we cannot guarantee you a place to train. Space is limited. Please note that you will be more likely to be able to obtain a place on your desired training course if you take time to complete the application form in full, answering every section in as much detail as possible so that eligibility may be assessed. 

Part 1: Group Basics, GST Competencies, Co-therapist Collaboration, Balancing Structure and Flexibility, Attachment and Security, Group Cohesiveness

Duration : 1 day

Trainers : Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Dates: February 2nd, 2024

Cost : £190

Part 2: Development of Modes, Working Through Coping Modes, Emphatic Confrontation in Groups

Duration: 1 day

Trainers: Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Dates: February 3rd, 2024

Cost: £190

 

Part 3: Client Impasses, Group Interventions for Child, and Good Parent, and Dysfunctional Parent Modes

 

Duration: 1 day

Trainers: Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Dates: February 4th, 2024

Cost: £190

 

 

Part 4: Therapist Pitfalls, Triggers and Reactions to Presenting Modes in Groups, Practising the Group Facilitator Role

 

Duration: 1 day

Trainers: Agnes Sullivan, Offer Maurer

Dates: February 5th, 2024

Cost: £190

Cost is £190/day or £690.00 for Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 together (if paid in advance as a lump sum)

 

Please note that the application deadline is 1st February 2024 and that we cannot guarantee you a place to train. Space is limited. Please note that you will be more likely to be able to obtain a place on your desired training course if you take time to complete the application form in full, answering every section in as much detail as possible so that eligibility may be assessed. 

 

A master class in self reflection and self practice. 

Duration : 1 day

Trainer : Ida ShawJoan Farrell

Dates : Next course dates TBC

Cost : £165.00 + Booking fee

Workshop 1 – Introductory workshop + Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Trainer : Ida Shaw

Cost :

Dates : Not Available

Workshop 2 – Schema Therapy working with Children and Parents

Trainer : Ida Shaw

Cost :

Dates : Not Available

Workshop 3 – Helping Parents and Children work through mode clashes and survive adolescence.

Trainer : Ida Shaw

Cost :

Dates : Not Available

Workshop 4 – Case Conceptualisation

Trainer : Ida Shaw

Cost :

Dates : Not Available

Special Workshops

 
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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy:  Healing Relationships and Promoting Resilience

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is an attachment-based approach combining systemic and experiential interventions, which is the foundation in helping parents and children who are struggling with remaining securely attached.

Trainer : Gail Palmer RMFT, MSW

Location :

Dates : Not Available

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Level 2

Advanced training in EFFT. 

Trainer : Gail Palmer RMFT, MSW

Dates : Not Available

Understanding and Healing the Enmeshment / Underdeveloped Self Schema

From Merging & Disconnection to Autonomy & Attachment. A 2 day workshop specifically on the Enmeshment and Underdeveloped Self Schema. 

Trainer : Jeff Conway, LCSW

Location :

Dates : Not Available

 

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Notes and FAQs

  • Unless otherwise stated, training will take place online via Zoom. 
  • The Schema Therapy Institute reserves the right to change the dates, for reasons of inclement weather.
  • If payment is being made by an NHS Trust, payment arrangements should be confirmed in advance with the trust.
  • If the chosen course has a certification element, all training days must be attended.
  • Discounts for group bookings (3 or more) are available. Please call to discuss.
  • Individual Schema Therapy Certification is not a pre-requisite for participants wishing to register for Group or Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy Certification training at the Schema Therapy Institute. A minimum of 12 hours of prior knowledge of Schema Therapy training is required, as evidenced on brief course application letter

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